-upstart subpackage vs tranditional initscripts

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Fri Jun 4 02:50:39 UTC 2010

Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> I'm not going to oppose you on the ground that enrico has written good
> packages; I'll oppose you on the groupnd that it's not the job of Fedora
> to prevent people from providing functionality above the minimum.

The problem is that the mandatory functionality (SysV-style initscripts 
compliant to our guidelines) gets pushed to a subpackage to make room for 
the optional and completely unneccessary junk, and that in some cases yum 
prefers the nonstandard subpackages.

Plus, he's also violating other guidelines, e.g. for this package:
Version contains a SVN revision tag which MUST be in Release instead 
according to our guidelines. (Thanks to Chen Lei for pointing that out.) 
(And look at the mess that nonstandard versioning made to the bumping tool 
spot used, see the insane Release values it produced. We have versioning 
rules for a reason.)

        Kevin Kofler

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